2013 Disparities Partnership Forum
October 21 - 22, 2013
Hilton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, VA
The American Diabetes Association’s department of High Risk Programs and Health Disparities successfully convened 248 attendees for a successful 6th Disparities Partnership Forum entitled Overcoming Diabetes: Diabetes Care in High Risk Populations on October 21st and 22nd, 2013. This year’s forum provided a platform to address the onset and prevention of diabetes in high-risk populations.
The Forum celebrated its highest number of American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino representation. Participants uniquely benefited from Hispanic/Latino, African American, Asian American Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native thought leaders and practitioners such as Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Dr. George King, Chief Scientific Officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center. Attendees were provided valuable tools and tips that will empower them to:
- Adopt methods to improve diabetes care in high risk populations by addressing cultural competency, health literacy and health equity\
- Execute preventive efforts to diagnosis and treat patients with diabetes in high risk populations
- Implement proven practices that address the need for cultural competency, health equity and health literacy to provide quality diabetes care
- Form coalitions at the community level to improve the quality of diabetes care in high risk communities
WebCast of the forum is available at professional.diabetes.org/disparitiesforum. Thank you to each and every one for the continued support!
Abstract Podium Presentations
Concurrent Session Presentations
Day 1 Sessions:
- Latino Institute: Cultural Competency and Health Literacy in the Hispanic/Latino Community
- Cultural Competency and Health Literacy for Diabetes Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
- A Blank White Sheet of Copy Paper Approach to Community Engagement in American Indians
- Implications for Diabetes Care and Prevention Among African Americans – The Power of Being Health-Wise
Day 2 Sessions:
- Achieving Health Equity in Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes in Indian Country
- Charting the Course for Health Equity in the African American Community
- Health Inequities in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Community
- Health Inequities in the Hispanic/Latino Community
Should you have any questions, please contact Debra Kilpatrick Byrd, Director, High Risk Programs and Health Disparities at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-299-2007.
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